Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
? yes, the first presidential debate is in the books. the consensus was that mitt romney desperately needed a strong showing. and as grace lee shows us, he pretty much delivered. >> reporter: the polls show that the former governor knocked it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. only 20% said the president was the victor for the night. the man who has been fighting to show that he relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say abso
Oct 2, 2012 1:35am PDT
president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> th
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
cbs 5 >>> campaign 2012 president obama and mitt romney but romney spend millions on their campaigns another candidate flies under the radar roseanne barr, the comedian in oakland tonight reporter juliette goodrich on her message to voters. >>> comedian and former tv star roseanne barr running for president as the peace and freedom party candidate. bart telling voters she wants to legalize marijuana >>> the night can get twice as many brownies >>> she spoke at a panel at oaksterdam the nation's first cannabis trade school >>> what is your message? >>> democracy freedom and peace. >>> roseanne barr is the peace and freedom candidate in california her name will be on the ballot in this state and other states as well. >>> she's not done enough ballots to win but her supporters think otherwise >>> we can get one person killed to save the one to legalize cannabis that will decide the election >>> her supporters of the ticket will boost the peace and freedom registration juliette goodrich cbs 5 >>> a california man behind a crude film market and the profit mohammad in jail, but not because
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at the university of denver. when president obama and governor mitt romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it'